Monday, September 26, 2011

layered jello poke cupcakes

I made layered jello poke cupcakes. The other day I shared some banana muffins that I layered with cream cheese and preserves. After seeing Elizabeth's birthday cupcake jars, I fancied the thought of making birthday cupcake jars for my daughter to share with her classmates on her birthday. I realized jars for third graders is not a good idea.

Nikki at Whimsy Love presented these layered cupcakes in plastic cups, and these were the perfect solution.

I decided to go with jello-poke cupcakes. They are very moist, kid-friendly cupcakes.
Here is an informal recipe:
*Bake cupcakes using yellow cake mix, and allow them to cool completely.
*Poke holes generously over each cupcake with a wooden skewer (a fork will work, too).
*Prepare strawberry jello and spoon a teaspoon or two on each cupcake.
*Add vanilla frosting and sprinkles on top.
*Layer a cupcake on another.
*Cool in the fridge for at least 4 hours. Overnight would be better.

These were a hit with the kids! :)


  1. i am def stopping at ur house on my first visit to the coast.. i can almost smell them from here

  2. What a wonderful idea. This is something my granddaughters could do when they come for carft/cooking day.

    Thanks for the idea.

  3. YUM! I so have to try that with little one; she will love. Thanks for sharing!

  4. jessica - is that a sneak peak of your halloween mini book for the swap in your banner ? oh - i am loving it ! (even if it's not :)

    and i'll have to try those jello pops for my grand-daughter when she gets older. yum !

  5. What fun! I miss those days -- creating adorable treats for little kids!